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Motherboard Fried Confirmation


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m4k

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So I am 99% sure it is the motherboard, but if someone can confirm before I buy a new one that would be great. Here is the problem and the fixes I have tried.

Problem: I moved around the RAM with the computer turned off, but the power supply still plugged in. After I did that when turning on my computer my mobo would give 3 long beeps and no display on the monitor which for mine means bad memory

What I tried:

Using only 1 RAM stick/RAM in every possible combination of slots.
Reset BIOS/CMOS
Reseat video card/all wires connected
Buy new RAM, try all combinations.

I'm thinking I must have shorted/fried the RAM sockets, can't really think of anything else it could be. Anyone want to confirm?

Much appreciated
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Jr0x

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Use a bare minimum setup.

Unplug all cables. Only connect mobo + psu + single ram + hdd to boot up.
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Tried that, still same problem. Thanks for reply.
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:welcome: m4k

3 error beeps does often point to bad Ram or DIMM slots on the MB but it can also mean bad video memory or a keyboard error and each will prevent the system from completing the POST
Try removing all Ram and see if the beep pattern changes.

Please provide information about your computer, this includes is it a custom build or brand name such as Dell or HP, if it is provide the model name or series number (not serial) if a custom build post the brand and model name or number for the MB, add on video card if one is used and the PSU (power supply unit) providing these details will enable us to better assist you.
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m4k

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Tried removing RAM still same issue.

Custom build

Motherboard: MSI 760FM-E51 FX
CPU: AMD 8120 FX
GPU: AMD 6870
PSU: Thermaltake 550 watt
RAM: Crucial Ballistix 1333 1.5v 2 x 4gb sticks

I'm having a friend install a new mobo tomorrow to see if that fixes the problem.
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iammykyl

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Gday.
Is the replacement MB identical to the existing one?
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m4k

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It is not, I decided to upgrade to the most recent AMD chipset.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128514
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Gday.
A wise decision, after reading the feedback on Newegg for the MSI, you would have been lucky to receive a good working board.
Some info.
If you have any OEM Windows OS and it has already been installed and activated, it is permanently tied to that MB and may not be reused on another MB except an identical one or, (with permission from Microsoft) a similar one if the original is out of production.

Please remember When working on the computer, unplug from the mains. Take anti static measures even when only handling parts.
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